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Manchester United appoint Everton manager David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Old Trafford.
A Brazilian woman is expected to make a full recovery after her husband shot her through the mouth with a harpoon, doctors say.
American soap actress Jeanne Cooper, who spent 40 years on The Young and the Restless, dies at the age of 84.
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Wayne Rooney could still be persuaded to stay at Manchester United despite telling the club he wants to leave.
Alan Cumming has been shortlisted for his solo performance in Macbeth at this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland - one of eight nominations for the National Theatre of Scotland.
People have reported seeing what was thought to be a meteor in the night sky in parts of England and Wales.
Frank Lampard says Jose Mourinho is "one of the greatest" and would welcome his return to manage Chelsea.
Israel has approved the construction of nearly 300 new Jewish settler homes at Beit El, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Pakistan's former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani says gunmen have abducted his son, who has been campaigning ahead of the country's Saturday elections.
Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, a prominent leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party, is sentenced to death by the country's war crimes tribunal.
A tigress used to campaign in support of leading Pakistani election candidate Nawaz Sharif is alive and well, despite media reports of its death.
Rwanda's education minister promises to tackle sex abuse in schools after a report revealed that 43% of surveyed students had been victims.
Prime Minister David Cameron reasserts Britain's strong opposition to a European financial transactions tax in a speech at an investment conference.
WWF says that elephants have been killed by poachers at a national park in the Central African Republic.
Manchester United appear to signal that David Moyes' appointment as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor is imminent.
A former Sussex police sergeant is jailed for 10 months for offering information, including about Katie Price's daughter, to newspapers.
Film director Bryan Forbes, whose work included the 1970s horror classic Stepford Wives, has died at the age of 86, a family spokesman says.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been on the campaign trail with Pakistan's main election rivals, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan.
The controversial 3D-printed gun has attracted 100,000 downloads since the blueprints went online this week.